haul down one's colors

haul down one's colors
phrasal

saw she was beaten and hauled down her colors


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  • haul\ down\ one's\ colors — • haul down one s colors • strike one s colors v. phr. 1. To pull down a flag, showing you are beaten and want to stop fighting. After a long battle, the pirate captain hauled down his colors. 2. To admit you are beaten; say you want to quit.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • haul down one's colors — or[strike one s colors] {v. phr.} 1. To pull down a flag, showing you are beaten and want to stop fighting. * /After a long battle, the pirate captain hauled down his colors./ 2. To admit you are beaten; say you want to quit. * /After losing two… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • haul down one's colors — or[strike one s colors] {v. phr.} 1. To pull down a flag, showing you are beaten and want to stop fighting. * /After a long battle, the pirate captain hauled down his colors./ 2. To admit you are beaten; say you want to quit. * /After losing two… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike\ one's\ colors — • haul down one s colors • strike one s colors v. phr. 1. To pull down a flag, showing you are beaten and want to stop fighting. After a long battle, the pirate captain hauled down his colors. 2. To admit you are beaten; say you want to quit.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • strike one's colors — See: HAUL DOWN ONE S COLORS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike one's colors — See: HAUL DOWN ONE S COLORS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • colors — n. banner, flag 1) to display, show the colors 2) to salute; troop the colors 3) to dip; haul down, strike the colors 4) college; regimental; school colors armed forces 5) to be called to the colors character 6) to show one s colors 7) one s true …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Striking the colors — is the universally recognized indication of surrender, particularly for ships at sea. Surrender is dated from the time the ensign is struck. In international law # Colors. A national flag (or a battle ensign). The colors . . . are hauled down as… …   Wikipedia

  • failure — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Nonperformance Nouns 1. failure, unsuccessfulness, nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, abortion, miscarriage, malfunction, outage; bankruptcy (see nonpayment); labor in vain; no go; inefficacy;… …   English dictionary for students

  • color — See: CHANGE COLOR, GIVE COLOR TO or LEND COLOR TO, HAUL DOWN ONE S COLORS, HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR, NAIL ONE S COLORS TO THE MAST, OFF COLOR or OFF COLORED, SAIL UNDER FALSE COLORS, SEE THE COLOR OF ONE S MONEY, SHOW ONE S COLORS, WITH FLYING… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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